We are excited about the first annual Balsam Range Art of Music Festival! Our event will be held on December 2nd and 3rd, 2016 on the grounds of the beautiful Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in Haywood County, NC. This two day musical event will celebrate the diverse art of music. Each evening will include a concert featuring some of the top nationally touring artists in the field of Bluegrass and Acoustic music. Friday’s concert will feature the multi-award winning bands of Balsam Range with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, and the "Studio Dream Team" of Jeff Collins, Tony Creasman, and David Johnson, as well as the Lonesome River Band. Saturday will host the Whitewater Bluegrass Company, Balsam Range, and closing out the event is five-time Grammy winner Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives! Special guests will be announced at a later date. On Saturday, many workshops will be held ranging from individual instrument instructional workshops to handcrafted instrument building and more!
Haywood County is home to Balsam Range and we invite you to come visit and explore the many opportunities Haywood County and Western North Carolina have to offer. Whether hiking, biking and wildlife viewing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or snow skiing at area resorts, Haywood County has something for everyone! Likewise there are plenty of indoor adventures such as touring the Biltmore House in nearby Asheville or shopping in the quaint downtown area of Waynesville. Haywood County is a great vacation getaway!
If you choose to never leave the festival or Lake Junaluska properties, there will be plenty of great activities and opportunities going on! With warm and inviting lodging options on the grounds of the Conference and Retreat Center, there will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with artists and other like-minded individuals. Jamming is always a fun and an important aspect of any music festival. The festival facilities are ideal for supporting areas for such gatherings while preventing disturbances for those wishing to rest in the tranquil beauty that the surroundings offer.
Come visit Haywood County, home of Balsam Range in December. We look forward to showing you our home and spending some quality time with you!
FINAL SCHEDULE IS HERE!
-Lonesome River Band
-Jeff Collins, David Johnson, Tony Creasman with Atlanta Pops mini-Orchestra
-Balsam Range with Altanta Mini Pops-Orchestra
Saturday: Workshops beginning at noon (see workshop tab for complete schedule)
Doors open at 6:00
6:30- White Water Bluegrass Co.
- Balsam Range
John Driskell Hopkins joins
- Marty Stuart
December 2nd and 3rd, 2016
Balsam Range is honored and excited to host the Art of Music Festival in their home of Haywood County. The festival will be on the grounds of the beautiful Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. This two day musical celebration will not only include world class artists but will be an opportunity to attend workshops and visit the many attractions Haywood County and Western North Carolina has to offer.